About Rose Cider

About Rose Cider
Rose ciders are blush colored ciders that achieve their color in a variety of ways, traditionally by using red fleshed apples. Inspired by the popularity of rose wine, rose ciders are light, fruity, and festive. Enjoy them on their own or with light summer fare.

Top Picks for Rose Cider

Ferme de Romilly  Rosé Cidre
94 points
Brilliant amber color. Rustic aromas of apricot fruit leather, petrol, yuzu zest, roasted agave, cherry stone, bee pollen, crushed hazelnuts, barnyard, and straw with a lightly tannic, vibrant, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and an intricate, very long heirloom apple, leather, and cantaloupe finish. An intriguing, fun n’ funky rose cider that’s akin to an orange wine; natural wine-lovers drink up!
Louis Raison  Rouge Délice Cider
92 points
Deep amber color. Aromas of baked apple pie, geranium, and sorghum with a satiny, crisp, spritzy, fruity light body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length caramel, golden raisin, roasted walnuts, and roasted banana finish. A sweet, nutty treat that could be a cider stand-in for port.
La Chouette  Cidre Rosé
90 points
Bright deep amber color. Sweet, savory aromas and flavors of dried cranberry, figs, rhubarb, sweet heirloom tomato, pimento, and applesauce with a round, vibrant, fizzy, sweet medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish conveying accents of creme caramel with poached apples and red currant finish. A concentrated rose cider packed with flavorful sweetness.
Brewery Ommegang  Project Cider Rosé
88 points
Salmon amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lavender, cassis, lemon balm, and melon rind with a satiny, lively, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, charming, breezy finish with impressions of underripe strawberry, rooibos tea, and white pepper finish. A tart and juicy cider with light tannins and stylish aromas; a sophisticated choice for quaffing or pairing.
Woodchuck Cidery  Bubbly Rosé Cider
88 points
Bright pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of underripe watermelon, artisan cola, and tomarillo with a silky, crisp, spritzy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing elements of ripe nectarine finish. A off-dry, fruity rose cider with a savory side.
Common Cider Company  Pomme Rosé Cider
88 points
Pale silvery salmon-amber color. Aromas of white peach, cherry blossom, ripe pear, banana, and bitter orange peel with a silky, bright, petillant, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, easy cranberry, cola, and hibiscus tea finish. A wine-like cider to rose all day; dry, bright and crushable.
Woodchuck Cidery  Bubbly Rosé Cider
88 points
Bright sunburst color. Vinous aromas and flavors of sliced strawberry, talc, pomegranate jelly, freshly peeled lemons, grenache, and limestone with a round, crisp, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a silky, charming, medium-length finish that shows accents of white chocolate, sweet Greek yogurt, candied rose petal, and hibiscus-pear tisane finish. A very wine-like rose cider that offers a nice alternative to a demi-sec sparkling rose wine.
Angry Orchard  Rosé Hard Cider
86 points
Bright pink coral color. Inviting aromas and flavors of hibiscus, blackberry jelly, concord grape, and struck match with a velvety, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, quick finish revealing notes of fresh apples and rosehips finish. A fun and fruity rose cider with wide appeal.
Two K Farms  2019 Rosé Cider
85 points
Steely pink color. Aromas of pink lady apple, strawberry thumbprint cookies, and honey nut Cheerios with a satiny, tangy, spritzy, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk green apples and sweet tart candies finish. A light, bright and refreshing Rose Cider.
Angry Orchard  Rosé Hard Cider
84 points
Pink coral color. Fruity aromas of tropical bubblegum, honey-nut cereal, and watermelon hard candies with a round, vibrant, fizzy, off-dry medium body and an interesting, medium-length pickled strawberry, asian pear, lychee, cereal milk, and buttered nuts finish. A fruit-packed rose crusher for your summer sweet tooth.